Medicine

FDU Offers Help For Children With Anxiety And Peer-Related Issues

HACKENSACK — If children in your household exhibit the common signs of social vulnerability—being ignored, excluded or rejected by peers—or you’re aware of a child who is experiencing this problem, free group sessions at Fairleigh Dickinson University can help.

Eating Out Safely With Food Allergies

NEWARK—As the incidence of food allergies continues to rise, families are often concerned about dining out. More than 12 millions Americans, including 6 percent of children, are affected by allergies to tree nuts, peanuts, seeds, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat, the most common food allergens.

Walk For Hope Raises Money For Cancer Patients Services

CRANFORD—CancerCare of New Jersey has announced its annual 5K run/Walk for Hope, sponsored by Novartis Oncology. The event will be taking place in four locations throughout New Jersey, including Nomahegan Park, Cranford on Saturday, Oct. 3. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

Cancer Center Offers Oral Chemotherapy

ELIZABETH—The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) projects that 25 percent of oncology drugs will be in oral form by 2013. The benefits, risks and efficient management of increasingly available oral chemotherapy for a variety of cancers are currently being evaluated at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth.